By Nell Leyshon
Nell Leyshon’s new play is an anarchic story of insanity and sanity, authority and incarceration and the arbitrary strains that separate them.
Full of violence, romance and reverie, Bedlam made historical past in September 2010 whilst it grew to become the 1st ever creation by means of a feminine author to be staged at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
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Bedlam (Oberon Modern Plays) by Nell Leyshon